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  Vikings | Vikes working to keep Adrian Peterson out    Sun Nov 23, 12:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's return is being threatened by Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren, who is working with the NFL to keep Peterson off the field, according to league sources.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing set    Fri Nov 21, 02:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing is scheduled to occur Dec. 2, and commissioner Roger Goodell will not be in charge of the hearing. Former NFL employee Harold Henderson will be the hearing officer.

Footballguys view: Peterson is still facing very long odds to play this season, so he probably shouldn't be carried in typical leagues in the hope that he returns to the field in 2014.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson contemplates move    Fri Nov 21, 10:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he'll gladly return this season if he wins the appeal of his indefinite suspension. If he loses his appeal and has to sit out the rest of this season, he's not certain he'll return with the Vikings. He has given a lot of thought to the idea of getting a fresh start somewhere else.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson appeals suspension    Thu Nov 20, 11:35 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his suspension, according to a source. The NFL Players Association is looking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case, but commissioner Roger Goodell will make the decision on who hears the case.

Footballguys view: Of course he did. This is a huge mess for everyone involved and nobody can honestly say what the result will be. Don't expect Peterson to play for your team the rest of the year. We're not sure whether he will even be a Viking next year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson can stay on list    Tue Nov 18, 05:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson can be kept on the commissioner's exempt list until the appeal on Peterson's suspension is heard, according to an arbitrator.

Footballguys view: Some thought Peterson would be back soon, but there's been a holdup. Now, the appeals process will have to be exhausted. That means there's a chance Peterson doesn't get back in action this year.

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  Vikings | More on Adrian Peterson suspension    Tue Nov 18, 09:06 AM

Updating earlier reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would be eligible for reinstatement no earlier than April 15, if his suspension is upheld.

Footballguys view: The appeals process has already started, and this story is far from over. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Peterson that he 'has shown no meaningful remorse' and laid out a counseling and treatment program that will determine how long the ban lasts.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson suspended rest of season    Tue Nov 18, 09:00 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the 2014 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Footballguys view: Many fantasy owners thought Peterson would be back at some point this year. His playing status is certainly in question now. Peterson is appealing the suspension (of course), so stay tuned.

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  Vikings | MIN wants Adrian Peterson back    Tue Nov 18, 08:45 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be embraced by the team once he's cleared to return to the field. There is no internal battle about whether or not to play him, which was reported several days ago.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has grievance hearing    Mon Nov 17, 06:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his grievance heard Monday, Nov. 17, by an independent arbitrator, and it only lasted around 30 minutes, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Peterson is looking for immediate reinstatement since his court case was resolved. The arbitrator told both sides that a decision will come quickly, and a decision could be made as soon as Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson declines hearing    Sat Nov 15, 02:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not show up for a scheduled hearing Friday, Nov. 15, despite agreeing to the meeting earlier in the week, according to a source. Peterson did not provide the NFL with an alternative date.

Footballguys view: Um, okay. Friday's hearing would have been for a disciplinary decision about Peterson's past and future regarding family violence. Peterson is also scheduled for a conference call hearing Monday, Nov. 17, dealing with Peterson's status on the commissioner's exempt list.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson ruling expected soon    Tue Nov 11, 10:24 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's hearing on his expedited grievance will happen by Monday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to dial in here. The grievance must be resolved within five days after the hearing, which means a decision must come by Saturday, Nov. 22. We could see Peterson back on the field in the near future....stay tuned.

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  NFL | Grievance filed for Adrian Peterson    Mon Nov 10, 05:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a grievance filed on his behalf against the NFL by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Monday, Nov. 10.

Footballguys view: We'll see more activity in this Peterson situation this week. The NFLPA asks that Peterson be removed from the Commissioner's Exempt list 'based on explicit language in a signed agreement...'

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  Vikings | NFLPA wants Adrian Peterson to return    Sun Nov 9, 01:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's reinstatement has been requested by the NFL Players Association in a letter sent to the NFL Friday, Nov. 7, according to sources. Peterson was placed on the commissioner exempt list with the understanding that he would come off the list after his legal matter was resolved. The NFLPA could file a non-injury grievance if Peterson is not reinstated immediately.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely back next month    Sun Nov 9, 11:23 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to return in December as a combination of time served and loss of pay will be considered in any league-induced suspension

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  Vikings | MIN torn on Adrian Peterson's status    Sun Nov 9, 09:59 AM

The Minnesota Vikings are torn on RB Adrian Peterson's eligibility to play if he's reinstated by the league, according to sources. Some executives are in disagreement over whether he should be allowed to play, and the NFL could be reviewing the case further to buy the team time to come to an agreement.

Footballguys view: Ian Rapoport says "expect Peterson back in December". If Peterson is still on your waiver wire, there's no excuse to leave him there outside of a front office decision for your fantasy team to not roster him because of the charge against him, which is also valid, you're the GM.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson could still be suspended    Thu Nov 6, 06:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could still face a league-imposed suspension. His being on paid-leave is not considered discipline, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We have no compass here. Peterson has been on paid leave, and some speculate the league could ask him to pay some of the money back in order to be quickly reinstated. Fantasy owners who have added Peterson just need to be patient. We'll know more about his situation next week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's case to be reviewed    Thu Nov 6, 03:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been informed by the NFL that his case will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy. Peterson has the right to a hearing before any possible punishment is imposed. Peterson will remain on the commissioner's exempt list until the review is over.

Footballguys view: The sounds like us as if he will see some form of the 6 game suspension that is outlined in the Domestic Violence policy the league put in place after the Ray Rice fiasco. They aren't in any hurry to get a decision out there because they've already had a mess on their hands twice this year and don't want to add a third to the mix.

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  Vikings | Discussing Adrian Peterson's status    Thu Nov 6, 02:27 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are holding internal discussions on whether RB Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play in the 2014 season.

Footballguys view: We're not going to get into the right or wrong of suspending or not suspending him, but we also don't expect the Vikings or the NFL to hurry a decision. They have to know that if they mess it up, the public outcry will be huge and they've been enjoying the quiet for the last two months. We don't expect Peterson will be available for at least a few weeks--perhaps longer. And how he'll look after a long layoff is anyone's guess.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't have quick return    Thu Nov 6, 11:41 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's representation asked the NFL for immediate reinstatement after he reached a plea agreement in his child abuse case, but the NFL rejected the idea, according to sources. The two sides also have not talked about a possible settlement regarding his playing status.

Footballguys view: The NFL and Vikings are both in a tight spot and will drag this out for a while much like a toddler trying to clean his room. They have an unpleasant task in deciding what to do with Peterson and one which is sure to get them in hot water either with the public or the NFLPA. Peterson wants to play, but while he's been on the exempt list, he hasn't served a suspension so we could still see some punishment from the NFL. They'll make sure they don't rush and mess it up like they have several times this season with Peterson and other cases.

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  Vikings | Next steps in Adrian Peterson case    Wed Nov 5, 01:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still has many steps ahead of him before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates him after he reached a plea deal in his child abuse case, according to a league source. First, the NFL will examine the court documents and police reports of the case. The NFL will convene experts on domestic violence and domestic abuse. Next, the NFL will hold a hearing with Peterson and the NFLPA. It is possible there will be a direct meeting with Goodell and Peterson, unless Goodell appoints another hearing officer. Next, the NFL will consult with the Vikings and the union. Finally, the NFL will apply the personal conduct policy. There is no hurry, but there is also no delay in starting this process, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Many believe the NFL could reinstate Peterson in the near future with the stipulation that he pays back some of the salary he's made over the last eight weeks. If that happens, he goes back to being a RB1 for the Vikings. Add him now if you can afford to wait and have the bench space.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson decision not imminent    Wed Nov 5, 10:19 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is unlikely to receive a reinstatement decision until at least next week.

Footballguys view: We have zero idea about which way the league is going on this one. Fantasy owners should add Peterson if they've got the room. He can be a season-changing waiver wire addition if he's out there.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson avoids jail time    Tue Nov 4, 04:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has avoided jail time and will be ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, the costs of court and serve 80 hours of community service. Peterson pleaded no contest Tuesday, Nov. 4, in his felony child abuse case. Peterson had a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault as part of his plea deal with prosecutors.

Footballguys view: Nobody knows whether or not Peterson is going to be back with the Vikings this year. The NFL could choose to actually suspend him since the legal process has been exhausted. They could also reinstate him and ask for him to pay some of the money back as he's been on the commissioner's exempt list.

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  Vikings | No timetable for Adrian Peterson review    Tue Nov 4, 01:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his case reviewed by the NFL after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault. There is no timetable as to when that review will happen.

Footballguys view: We have no compass here with what the NFL is going to do. There's a chance Peterson could be back at some point this year -- maybe in time for the fantasy playoffs. There's also a chance he's still shut down for the rest of the year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson pleading no contest    Tue Nov 4, 12:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The plea won't include reference to family violence or violence against a minor. If the agreement is accepted by the judge, Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, be put on probation and perform 80 hours of community service. It's unknown if the NFL will suspend Peterson in addition to the eight games he's served.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson may miss additional time    Mon Nov 3, 03:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not expected to be reinstated immediately by the NFL if he reaches a plea agreement in his child abuse case.

Footballguys view: He may not be reinstated immediately, but Peterson could return to the Vikings later in the year. We could see Peterson return around some time in the fantasy playoffs. The time is now for fantasy owners to add Peterson as a 'wait and see' addition in 12-team (or more) leagues.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson working on plea deal    Sun Nov 2, 12:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is in discussions about a possible plea deal in his child abuse case, according to a source. A plea deal could be reached as early as Tuesday, Nov. 4. It is not known if his status with the NFL would change if he reaches a plea deal.

Footballguys view: Peterson's status with the league would still have to be settled and he would be subject to at least a six-game suspension if he pleads guilty to a domestic violence charge. It is possible that they could consider his missed games when calculating the length of that suspension, but the whole point of the uproar around Peterson and Ray Rice was a desire to see the league punishment domestic violence in a harsher manner.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson enters not guilty plea    Tue Oct 14, 12:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. His trial date is scheduled for Dec. 1, and a pretrial date is scheduled for Nov. 4, per court documents.

Footballguys view: Peterson will remain on the Exempt/Commissioner's permission list while he awaits trial. We would be surprised to see Peterson back in action this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson may be arrested    Thu Oct 9, 03:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be arrested again for admitting to smoking some marijuana while on bond, according to sources. Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Peterson arrested again.

Footballguys view: What's worse is that reports have him admitting to smoking it the day before he was supposed to be tested. So let's do the timeline here: he gets arrested, is out on bond, knows he's going to get tested for drugs, has some weed the day before the test and admits it. The only thing that makes any sense is that he admitted it, since the test would have caught him anyway. We're guessing you can drop him in redraft leagues if you haven't already, since one can imagine the league having some issues with the admission.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has trial date    Wed Oct 8, 12:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury to a child is tentatively scheduled to start Dec. 1, according to his attorney.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty    Tue Oct 7, 12:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to plead not guilty to child abuse charges for allegedly disciplining his son when he appears in court Wednesday, Oct. 8. A trial date could be set, but it is not certain if that will happen.

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  Vikings | AP wants to resolve case swiftly    Sun Sep 21, 09:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

Footballguys view: Peterson could still play again this year. If you have long benches, he's certainly worth a spot if his alleged crimes don't turn you off from rooting for him.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants earlier trial    Sun Sep 21, 12:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's lawyers are looking for an expedited trial for Peterson and do not want the trial to begin next year.

Footballguys view: Peterson could still play again this year. He might not be worth carrying in very short bench leagues (or if you as your team's GM refuse to keep him on your roster, which is reasonable), but in deeper bench leagues, hold Peterson if you can.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial could be a while    Thu Sep 18, 07:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case for child abuse could take six to 18 months to go to trial, according to a source. Peterson is on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and is out indefinitely.

Footballguys view: Don't expect Peterson back anytime soon. Look for Matt Asiata as the lead back with the Vikings. Rookie Jerick McKinnon could get worked into the mix as well.

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  Vikings | Vikings want Adrian Peterson back    Wed Sep 17, 05:21 PM

The Minnesota Vikings intend to bring RB Adrian Peterson back after his legal issues are resolved.

Footballguys view: The future for Peterson is full of question marks right now. He may stay in Minnesota, but it could be a long time before he sees the field again.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson out indefinitely    Wed Sep 17, 02:06 AM

The Minnesota Vikings announced RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list Wednesday, Sept. 17, which will keep him away from the team indefinitely.

Footballguys view: The Vikings do a 180 here after reinstating Peterson on Monday. Now, Peterson will have to get though the legal process, serve any punishment the league sees fit and then get back on the field. Fantasy owners should not expect him back anytime soon (court date is set for October 8th). In the meantime, fullback/running back Matt Asiata should see a lead role. Rookie Jerick McKinnon may also start to see an increase in playing time.

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  Vikings | Governor: Vikes should suspend Adrian Peterson    Tue Sep 16, 02:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson doesn't have the support of Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton thinks the Vikings should suspend Peterson after the team announced he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was indicted Friday, Sept. 12, on charges of negligent or reckless injury to a child, and he sat out in Week 2.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson cleared in new case    Tue Sep 16, 08:36 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been cleared of wrongdoing in the second child abuse investigation, according to sources. The investigation found that Peterson did not strike the 4-year-old boy, but he accidentally bumped his head on a carseat while being punished.

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  Vikings | New abuse allegation for Peterson    Mon Sep 15, 08:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is accused of injuring another son while disciplining the 4-year-old, according to new allegations Monday, Sept. 15. The 4-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child. The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in Texas.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson court date set    Mon Sep 15, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's court date has been set for Oct. 8, according to a source. The arraignment will take place at the Ninth District Court.

Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if this court date isn't moved back. The legal process may take some time to work through this case fully. In the meantime, Peterson has been reactivated by the Vikings and he should be back on the field in Week 3.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson reinstated    Mon Sep 15, 01:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was reinstated after being deactivated in Week 2 against the New England Patriots following his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him with a tree branch.

Footballguys view: Peterson should be back on the field in Week 3. It looks as though the league is going to allow for due process in the legal system before handing down a punishment on Peterson.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play    Mon Sep 15, 11:52 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play in Week 3 following his deactivation in Week 2, the team announced Monday, Sept. 15. He will participate in practice fully this week.

Footballguys view: The league could let the legal process run its course before deciding on action with Peterson. The team should give him his normal workload even as this controversy swirls around him. Monitor his practice during the week to see if in fact the team will play him in Week 3.

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  Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case    Sun Sep 14, 12:28 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

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  Vikings | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 14, 11:39 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Matt Asiata will get the start with Peterson out, with rookie Jerick McKinnon mixed in. Asiata is worth flex consideration against a Patriots defense that was very poor against the run last week at Miami.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status TBA Monday    Sun Sep 14, 09:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his roster status announced Monday, Sept. 15, by the team. The team could allow him to practice and attend meetings but deactivate him on gamedays or suspend him with pay.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial likely in 2015    Sat Sep 13, 02:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury of a child will likely occur in 2015. Peterson was released from jail on $15,000 bond Saturday, Sept. 13, after being arrested for a felony charge involving his son.

Footballguys view: This puts the Vikings in a tough spot, as the reality is they may have to make some choices before the court date given how things went with the Ray Rice fiasco. It is unclear just how they - or the league office - will act as the precedence is minimal. Rice is indefinitely suspended and cut - do the Vikings repeat some part of that action? Or do they wait and risk pressure from the league and fans who are horrified by Peterson's actions? While fantasy football is the least important aspect of this, it's what you come here for. Our advice is not to expect to have Peterson anytime soon and prepare for life without him. Matt Asiata - a solid but unspectacular back (fullback essentially) - will get the bulk of the carries immediately. Watch for a player we are monitoring closely, rookie Jerick McKinnon was added in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft. McKinnon is far more athletic, speedier and shiftier than Asiata, and that should to be evident from the first game on.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson deactivated in Week 2    Fri Sep 12, 06:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for the Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: Matt Asiata should get the bulk of the work in the backfield and is worth a flex play against the Patriots defensive line that looked like it was on roller skates at times against Miami last week. Rookie Jerick McKinnon should get enough touches to impress and elevate his dynasty stock, but he is only a stash for redraft. It's too early to speculate whether Peterson's absence will extend past one game, but there are no obvious reasons that will beyond the sensitive of the media relations and public relations of the NFL right now.

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  Vikings | More details on Adrian Peterson case    Fri Sep 12, 06:36 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson admitted in a police report that he did 'whoop' one of his children last May when he visited him in Houston. When the 4-year-old boy returned home, his mother took him to a doctor, and the boy told police Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree. The doctor said the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs and bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand. Peterson regarded it as a normal spanking when he was questioned by investigators. A grand jury earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson, but a second grand jury is now indicting him.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child    Fri Sep 12, 05:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

Footballguys view: Peterson's status is up in the air for this weekend. While the description of "using a switch" sounds innocuous, the authorities being involved implies the possibility of serious injury.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson probable    Fri Sep 12, 04:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trying to find comfort level    Thu Sep 11, 06:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson looked to be trying to find his comfort level in the team's new running scheme in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, a scheme that uses more pulling guards and uses more runs that are designed to hit a certain point of attack, rather than allowing Peterson to find cutback lanes. Eleven of Peterson's 21 carries went to the right side of the offensive line, and he gained 42 yards on those runs.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners who have Peterson should chill out. YOU HAVE ADRIAN PETERSON....you'll be more than fine. Peterson will hit his groove soon enough, and he's a must start every week.

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